College - Author 1

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Dairy Science Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Dairy Science



Primary Advisor

Rafael Jimenez Flores


The purpose of this project was to improve the Quality Control Systems applied at the Cal Poly Creamery by means of implementing a new computer program that will allow more precise record keeping that will in turn produce enhanced results. Each quality control test that is performed at the Creamery and Dairy Products Technology Center was shadowed and thoroughly explained in order to fully understand and grasp all concepts of the tests. Some of the tests were then done solo to fully understand the idea, and data was collected. The data collected over the last two years was inputted into the new computer program along with all of the current UDSA and FDA regulation information. The inputted data was taken as a whole and compared to the regulations. Data from year to year was also compared to one another, by means of reports, to determine how product quality has changed across the board at the Creamery. Conclusions began to be made about the efficiency of the processes being done at the Creamery. Due to the fact that the quality control computer program is now in full effect, the overall goal of this project is to ensure that the computer program and its upkeep continues to be an integral part of the daily processes done at the Creamery by employees and students. Recommendations for ways to improve the quality control of the Creamery were put into place.